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Faith in Focus Film Series, Screening of the Way

Faith in Focus Film Series, Screening of the Way

Wednesday, February 27
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard J. Klarchek
Information Commons, 4th floor
Lake Shore Campus
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz, Department of  History, and Mr. Jack Krouse, S.J., Loyola University Chicago.

Shot on St. James' Way, one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes, with the cooperation of local and Church authorities, The Way marks a movie milestone. Never before was a movie crew allowed to film inside the resting place of the Apostle James, the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela-- let alone film during Mass there. While the famous physical journey of The Camino culminates at the cathedral, as Martin Sheen observes there is another level of experience: "The inward journey is a pilgrimage of transcendence; as you walk you hear the inner voice. You walk alone but you walk in community."

Sheen, who in the film plays Tom Avery--a father who has suddenly lost a son--speaks from experience: "Tom just wants to be alone. He's the solo, individual American and these people he meets keep slowing him down and causing delays. He's dragging these people and it becomes harder and harder, and the harder he tries the harder it becomes." Somewhere along the line, there is a revelation: "everything becomes grace," says Sheen, recalling the famous insight of St. Therese of Lisieux. But the journey is not easy and there are blisters--both spiritual and physical--that require care.

Event is free and open to faculty, students, staff, and general public.
Contact CCIH for more information.